Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Day Five....High Five! Morelia to San Luis de Potosí

The route this day begins with 4 speed stages on Mil Cumbres, the first being pretty dangerous because of damp fog in the morning. The road surface is typically wet and slippery in the shade and there is much contrast of dark patches of shade and brightness.

Drivers line up each morning to find out their starting order.

Drivers getting ready to go.

Jochen Maas in a Mustang.

Taz Harvey and Rudy Vajdak head out for Mil Cumbres in Datsun 510.

Martin Lauber and Mark Colbert in Alfa Taxi.

Paul Hladky and Adrian Gerrit head out for ANOTHER day!

¡Mas cervezas en Guanajuato, Paul y Renee!

Miguel Campero and his daughter Alejandra in their Porsche.

Before the service stop, the cars had three speed stages, two up a mountain and the last one going down into Guanajuato. Milena and I met up with Gerie Bledsoe and a couple of his good friends who crew for him for a lovely lunch at the Aurora gallery in San Miguel de Allende. We tagged along to check out the race cars on the last speed stage before Guanajuato from a hill near a corner.

Doug Mockett and Angelica Fuentes fighting their way up from 3rd overall.
Doug: "A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins!"

Jo Ramirez and Alberto Cruz in the Volvo.

Jochen Maas and Manuel Pabst in the Mustang.

Most racers and crews arrive to the zocolos and hotels pretty tired by this point in the race. Guanajuato is an amazing city that has tunnels carved out of the rock hillsides all over. It is a very easy place to get lost when visiting.

Drivers meeting didn't report any accidents...the five day took a break.


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